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Smart Talk Friday is a fast-paced program featuring thoughtful and engaging conversations about the politics, policy and people who are shaping Pennsylvania’s future. Host Matt Paul and witf Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson invite your multimedia interaction before, during and after the program.
Hosted by: Matt Paul and Mary Wilson
What to look for on Smart Talk Friday:
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up changes to the state's DNA database next week. At issue is legislation that would expand DNA testing to individuals arrested -- but not convicted -- of certain crimes.
Supporters say it would help to identify and stop violent offenders. But critics say it violates the Fourth Amendment.
witf's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson sits down with state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, the bill's prime sponsor.
We'll also be joined live by ACLU of Pennsylvania Legislative Director Andy Hoover, who has called this a case of government getting bigger before our eyes.
What do you think of SB 150? Post your comments below.
Later on Smart Talk Friday, we'll be joined by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Moriah Balingit to discuss expectations for the city's mayor-elect and the legacy of outgoing Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Finally, Mary Wilson spent some time at Fort Indiantown Gap recently, where she caught up with sportsmen sighting-in their rifles ahead of deer season. "Operation Sure Shot" is an annual event that teams midstate hunters with the Pennsylvania National Guard's marksmanship training unit.
The PA National Guard's "Operation Sure Shot"
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